Design Manifesto

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Recently I was asked to write a design manifesto. Usually, we are not asked what principles we believe in. We’re just expected to do it. Manifesto Project is a site I was introduced to that is supposed help get some gears turning.

Bruce Mau’s manifesto is one in particular that stuck out.

Crandall’s Accounts: Ray’s Pool

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Our friend Steve Crandall tells the story of a pool riding session from his recent trip through California. Click below to check it out.

All photos by the Cran-man.

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35MM FOREVER

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Greyboy’s Brubaker Box

Check out this rad little piece featuring our boy Andreas Stevens (AKA Greyboy) and his Brubaker Box van, which is a wild old van that I’ve never even seen before until Greyboy got one. Enjoyed this.

Thanks to Povah for the link.

Simple Session Gear

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Risto Kalmre (Simple Session mastermind) sent through this year’s Simple gear for you to eyeball. If you can’t personally be cold as fuck in Estonia at Simple Session but want a piece of one of the most respected contests, go HERE to swoop up some softgoods. Click below to check out the tees.

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Albert Mercado Turns 3

Thanks to Darryl Tocco for pointing out that this is 3 years old today. Originally posted 2/11/11. Worthy of a re-up fo sho.

#mattyaquizap

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Matty Aquizap via Superfly’s Instagram. This pic does not do this jump justice. Just kidding, I’m scared shitless just looking at it.

Follow Superfly.

35mm forever

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Interview: Caesy Oney of Draught Dry Goods

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Back when I had zero jobs, I looked up to guys who had multiple jobs. Guys who did things they didn’t have to do because they wanted to take things a step further. First it was BMXers like Brian Castillo who worked a design job and rode bikes for fun, even though he rode at a pro level and got paid for it. In ’97 I found Dyrdek fascinating because he was so into investing, music and entrepreneurship outside of skateboarding. Then it was rappers who also sold drugs, then James Franco acting in multiple movies while writing, making art and going to school full time; then Alexander Wang Creative Directing Balenciaga while running his own brand.

Caesy Oney is one such busy person. He’s got a dream job at Nike and owns his own brands, Draught Dry Goods and Odd Fellow Company. Through hard work and relentless curiosity, he’s put himself in a position of freedom to create as he pleases without compromise, surrounding himself with the people and things that make him happy.

I asked him what compelled him into this position, and he said “It’s important for me to be always working from an uncomfortable place creatively, and to hold myself to high standards. Complacent designers are boring and lazy.”

Below are a lot more questions and answers with Caesy, and photos of the beautiful products he creates.

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